Monday, August 1, 2016

Sofia's World: 22 Months

22 months little girl! We are almost to the 2 mark! You are every bit a 2 year old already. One minute you are pure sugar and the next you are pouting and throwing a tantrum! I have to admit your pouting is pretty cute though. You lift up your arm to cover your sad face and close your eyes. Luckily you are mostly sugar. 

You are still a talking machine and are starting to speak in sentences. You can count to 10, know your ABC's and most of your colors. For some reason you cannot say orange. And whenever we try to get you to say orange, you say yellow! It's the funniest thing. You did this with a few animals for a while too. You would call elephants and giraffes, zebras, but now you say the right thing so hopefully orange will be added to your vocabulary soon. One of the cutest things you say right now is, uh-huh. When we ask you if you want something instead of saying yes you say, uh-huh. The way you say it is so cute! The other things I love to hear you say are, please, thank you, welcome, sorry and love you. You totally understand social applications of these words and people are shocked how polite you are and you're not even 2!

We have had pretty great Summer weather so far and one of your favorite things have been all the bike rides we go on. We are lucky that we live in the same neighborhood as daycare now and I take you and Ethan to and from daycare in the trailer attached to my bike. You love it and get so excited every time. You also get upset if it is raining and you come out of the house and the bike isn't there. 

You had a couple firsts this month. The first being your first time swimming! We found a great water park a few minutes from our house that has a perfect play area for toddlers and small kids. You were a little hesitant at first because you had never been in anything besides a bath tub but once you got in a little more, you were hooked! They have all kinds of slides and fun water elements to play with. We have been 4 times this month and you love it! You see your swimsuit come out and you get so excited because you know where we are going. I am glad you don't have a fear of the water like your brother did so I'm hoping all of this pool time will make you a fish!

The other first this month was you went to your first movie! We hadn't ever tried bringing you to the movies up to this point because you never sit still and don't watch anything other than Animal Atlas on the weekends. You have no interest in tv or movies. But we thought we would give it a try. We took you to see Finding Dory and you loved it. We were amazed that you did so well. Unfortunately we went a week later to see Secret Life of Pets and you didn't do so well, so apparently it depends on the movie!

We weighed and measured you this weekend and you are 27 pounds (86%) and 37" tall (off the charts). We knew you had a growth spurt! you've grown 3 inches in 4 months. You are long and lean and have hardly any baby fat on you since you never stop moving. You are still cutting your four incisor teeth and some days I know they are bothering you. As soon as they are in, your paci is going bye bye! 

Sofia, we love you so much! You are the sweetest, cutest, smartest little girl. You definitely keep us on our toes but I wouldn't have it any other way. We love watching you grow and learn every day. We can't wait to see what fun things you will be doing next month!